Annamarie has always had her hands on the pulse of the performing arts community. Cast as a performer in many community musical theater productions, a student of Westchester Music Conservatory in voice, and a now mother to an aspiring performer as well, Annamarie is taking her involvement one step further as an enthusiastic facilitator and teacher.
Annamarie has directed all SHOWSTOPPER productions. She has also written original musical theatre production specifically for SHOWSTOPPERS. Annamarie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in the fine arts from Cortland State University as well as a Masters of Science degree in Urban Education from Iona college. Following graduation, Annamarie taught second grade in the Yonkers Public School District for 6 years where she aided in implementing a theater program, directing and producing each student production. Annamarie has also owned and operated Whistle Stop Edu-Care, a day care/preschool program which was an influential and successful institution in Westchester for over 10 years. Annamarie is pleased to combine her talents, ambitions and passions into making NYPAC a home to many young artists.
Hip Hop, Jazz/Musical Theater, Adaptive Dance
Antonio Boss born and raised in South Carolina set out to New York after realizing his dream. Antonio has toured for 6 years with Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway productions, including "Blast," "Blast II:M.I.X.," and "Aida". After touring Antonio was led by his passion for education. Now teaching in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York he continues to help young talent develop and mature into the artist they were born to be. His dance company, Erafusion, has performed in many avenues in the entertainment world. Since the beginning, the company has made it through adversity and loss. Led by their passion for dance and performance, Erafusion continues to push themselves to new creative and personal heights, driven by the diversity of its members, regardless of race, gender, and background.
Miles is a New York City based professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He's represented by MSA talent agency, and has worked commercially in both New York and Los Angeles. His credits include dancing for Samsung, Silentó, Jason Derulo, and Calvin Chen, as well as choreographing for Broadway Dance Center, The University of Auckland in New Zealand, The University of Virginia, and for countless videos and stage performances. He's had the opportunity to train under the most revered names in the industry on both coasts and has been noted for his power, ferocity, and versatility. Miles graduated in 2015 with a BA in Dance with a double major in Developmental Psychology from Connecticut College. A powerhouse teacher, Miles teaches consistently in New York City at Peridance Capezio Center as well as various studios across the country. He's developed a unique jazz funk style that pulls from his training in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and modern. His classes leave his students feeling like they channeled their inner superstar and tapped into a higher level of performance quality. He is currently a resident faculty member at Artistic Dance Exchange Competition and Convention, and remains an experienced competition judge, having judged for all regional and national competition dates of Step Up 2 Dance's 2015-2016 season.
Marie Zvosec is a graduate of the Dancers’ Studio at Oberlin, the North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School (B.F.A.). Marie has been seen performing with, among many others, Buglisi Dance Theatre, TAKE Dance, Bennyroyce Dance, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Hilary Easton + Company, Ohio Dance Theatre, DOORKNOB Company with Elisabeth Motley and Shannon Gillen, Blackbird Dance, Doug Elkins and Friends, and with the Metropolitan Opera in productions by Zhang Yimou and Mark Morris. Choreographic commissions include works for Ohio Dance Theatre, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Springboard Danse Montréal, Moxie Contemporary Ballet, Bennyroyce Dance, Summer Vocal Arts, Randolph College and Blackbird Dance. She completed the National Dance Institute’s Teaching Artist Training and served as Brooklyn Music School’s Chair of Dance. Marie is the resident Director/Choreographer for Brooklyn’s Summer Vocal Arts annual opera production, and was a 2014 Performer in Transition through the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center in partnership with BAM’s Professional Development Program.
Tap, Ballet, Contemporary
Maddison has recently relocated to New York after returning home to Australia to work for a year. While living in New York, Maddison trained in Horton, Graham, Classical, Jazz, Pointe and Yoga at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre as part of their Professional Division. In 2013 she successfully auditioned for and became a company member of both ‘Core Dance Contemporary’ and ‘Asterial Dance’, and was offered a position as an Assistant Teacher at World Renowned 'Steps on Broadway', teaching children’s tap, jazz and classical classes. In 2014 Maddison also started working with ‘Kate Bishop Option Dance’ as a Guest Artist. Maddison has also completed her R.A.D Advanced 2 examination with distinction and holds a Certificate lll. in Performing Arts.
Malik Shabazz Kitchen
Choreographer, Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical
Malik began his formal dance training at The School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Malik began his professional career at the age of 17 when he landed a role on the hit MTV television series 'Taking The Stage'. Since then, Malik has taught classes and workshops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Florida as well as his home town, Cincinnati and Kentucky.
Malik attended The Ailey School as a scholarship student in the prestigious, selective, Fellowship Program where he was awarded top scholarships for three consecutive years. In addition to his performance work, Malik also receives recognition for choreography of his own. He has had work shown at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and has choreographed solo work on graduates of The Ailey School for three consecutive years.
Malik is currently a swing in the cast of Hamilton in Chicago .
Jumps & Turns Technique, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary
Born and raised in Kissimme, Florida, competing all over the state and country, Kelley has assisted Dana Michaels, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Gil Dildilao, Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, and Dave Scott. She is trained in all styles and believes "That the best dancers are versatile dancers." She has traveled with numerous Dance Conventions starting at a young age of 13 with numerous performing companies such as Tremaine Performance Company, Jump and as an Elite Pulse Protege for The Pulse on tour. For the past four years Kelley has had the privilege to work with Holland America Line as a Dancer and Dance Captain traveling the world. Kelley resides in new York City where she is continuously training and performing in numerous benefit shows around the city.
Adaptive Dance, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Dance Team Rehearsal Instructor
Halle is a graduate of Point Park University where she earned her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance. She grew up as a competitive dancer, and has used her dance training to pursue her musical theatre career. Halle performed in multiple shows during her time at Point Park, and has spent the last two summers at Music Theatre Wichita. Some of her favorite roles include a Player in Pippin, Adella in The Little Mermaid, Madame in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. On top of performing, sharing her passion for musical theatre and dance has always been very important to Halle. As a NYPAC alumni, Halle is thankful for the dance training and opportunities NYPAC has given her, and continues to give her over time. Halle is so excited to be back, teaching at NYPAC!
Disney Ballet, Ballet, Dance Team Rehearsal Instructor
Amanda is a recent graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts where she obtained a BFA in Musical Theatre. While in Pittsburgh, Amanda choreographed for Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company and Pittsburgh Playhouse Junior. In Pittsburgh, Amanda taught at local studios including the Pittsburgh CLO Academy as well as served as the Studio Manager and creator of musical theatre curriculum at The Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh. Before attending college, Amanda trained as a competitive dancer and worked on a variety of local theatre productions as an assistant choreographer, assistant director, and performer. Amanda was able to study with and assist Tim Santos who was a former choreographer for the Radio City Rockettes. Amanda has returned to New Jersey and is looking forward to continuing to share her passion for the performing arts with others.
Jumps & Turns, Dance Team Rehearsal Instructor
Kristen Grabbe, born and raised in New York, has had a passion for dance that has pushed her far into her dance career. She is currently a Senior studying as a dance major at Marymount Manhattan College, with a concentration in Teaching Arts, under the direction of Nancy Lushington, Angelica Stiskin, Elena Comendador, Sheila Barker and others. During her tenure at Marymount, she has also worked with several choreographers including Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Catherine Cabeen, and Anthony Ferro. This year, Kristen was given the incredible opportunity to be the sole choreographer of a high school production, In the Heights, at Alexander Hamilton High School in Elmsford, NY. She has also created several award winning competition routines since embarking on her choreographic journey, placing in the top 10 across the season, as well as receiving the “Emerging Choreographer” award through Artistic Dance Exchange. Kristen was also honored to be a part of this year’s contemporary program staff with the School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she taught and co-choreographed a concept video entitled Lost. In keeping with her teaching passion, she has been continually teaching at several studios, including occasionally Brickhouse in Times Square, NY. She has been an assistant with the Broadway Dance Center - Children and Teen Program as well as recently joining Unique Soulz Dance Company, under the direction of Megz Alfonso. Throughout her career, Kristen has been known to inspire students and push their personal boundaries and skill to continuously grow and create their artistry.
Tap & Jazz Instructor
Originally from Edmond, OK, Caitlin graduated from Penn State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a Certificate from the Smeal College of Business. She is also a very proud MTCA Alumn!
As a child, Caitlin performed on Broadway in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. While performing in NYC, she studied dance all over the city, training in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and pointe. After her time in NYC, she went back to Oklahoma and enjoyed spending time at the dance studio where she competed for 8 years. Caitlin won many awards and scholarships to further her training in tap by attending workshops with some of the best rhythm tappers across the country as well as assisting dance conventions.
At Penn State, Caitlin choreographed a concert version On the Town (directed by Susan H. Schulman), The Light in the Piazza, and had pieces in six dance concerts. Outside of college, Caitlin has had the pleasure of dance captaining for some of her favorite choreographers including: Mara Newberry Greer, Natalie Malotke, Al Blackstone, and Adam Cates.
Some of Caitlin’s favorite performance credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl, Dance Captain), Hairspray (Brenda, Dance Captain), and Thoroughly Modern Millie(Lucille, Dance Captain) at Music Theatre Wichita. Freaky Friday(Gretchen) and Sweet Charity (ensemble) at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.
Caitlin recently amde her debut as an off broadway choreographer in J2Spotlight's production of "Seesaw"
Rony Lee Goffer
Rony Lee Goffer is originally from Israel. She is an Alumnus of Beit-Zvi, Israel’s foremost school for musical theater. Favorite roles on the Israeli stage include: Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida" (Amneris), "A Chorus Line" (Shiela), "Fame-the Musical" (Miss Sherman), and "Oedipus: Trial of the Gods" (Jokasta). In New York, she has appeared in the Queens Players “Hamlet” (Gertrude). She is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Scholarship. Rony is also a SONY recording artist, as well as a member of the girl pop duo “XELLE”
Chris Guzman is a New York-based actor, director, singer and educator who is passionate about creating and sharing meaningful theatre. Chris is a graduate from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Theatre and a minor in Producing. He has received training from the Atlantic Theater Company's School of Acting and Stonestreet's Film and TV Studios. He has also been trained in Anne Bogart's Viewpoints, the Suzuki method, Practical Aesthetics, as well as Chuck Jones's and Catherine Fitzmaurice's voice work. Recent credits include, acting in the New York regional premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and directing The Flick by Annie Baker at Stonestreet Studios in Manhattan. As a native of Westchester, NY, Chris is honored to have the opportunity to give back to his community and train and coach the next generation of theatre artists at NYPAC.